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What should I know about etodolac extended release before taking it?

Etodolac extended release tablets are a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), so your risk of having a heart attack, stroke, ulcers, bleeding or a perforation (hole) in your intestines is higher than in those who do not take this medication. Your doctor should be aware of your full medical history and any allergies you have. You may be unable to take etodolac extended release tablets if you are pregnant or nursing or have poor health, lupus, blood disorders (including bleeding or clotting disorders), heart problems, high blood pressure, asthma, nasal polyps, diabetes, stomach or colon problems, kidney or liver disease or have ever had mouth inflammation or fluid build-up. Let your doctor know if you are frequently dehydrated, suffer from low sodium levels or drink alcohol.

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